As the nation marks Presidents Day, timed to coincide with the Feb. 22 birthday of George Washington, Americans rank the first president fifth on a list of the greatest chief executives, Gallup reports. No. 1 on this year’s list is Ronald Reagan, followed by Abraham Lincoln, Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy.
Gallup notes that the question is open-ended, so more recent presidents tend to have an advantage. Washington, Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson were the only pre-20th Century presidents on the list.
Barack Obama came in 7th, between the two Roosevelts–just below Franklin and just above Teddy.
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